HC Deb 14 October 1991 vol 196 c109W
Mr. Spearing

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what revenue support for the Docklands light railway operation, expressed in 1991 money terms, and as a percentage of its annual running cost, has been incurred for each year of its operation; and what information he has as to how much to date has been the cost and receipts per passenger mile since its inception.

Mr. Freeman

Block grant is paid to London Transport, which is responsible for its distribution to its subsidiaries. I understand from London Transport that the requested details, all expressed in 1991 money terms, are as follows:

1987–88 1988–89 1989–90 1990–91
Revenue support (£ million) 2.6 3.0 6.2 10.5
Percentage running cost 62 46 65 79
Cost/passenger mile (pence) 45.5 32.0 37.6 62.9
Receipts/passenger mile (pence) 17.0 14.7 14.8 14.7

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